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Meet Ted a pot smoking, beer drinking, sex having teddy bear
This summer witness the friendship between Mark Wahlberg and a talking teddy bear? An idea which could only of stemmed from the subversive mind of family guy creator Seth McFarlane in this hilariously hairy stoner comedy.
Ted is a film which treads on the same line as McFarlane's outrageous cartoon creations do. This is not for the easily offended, so if you were expected a cuddly live action throwback to Roger Rabbit, you are dead wrong.
Ted begins in Boston, 1985 where we meet the lonely John. A young man, who pines for a friend. One Christmas, John awakes to find a teddy bear nestled under his Christmas tree. The teddy bear becomes the best friend John has always wanted. However, there is one thing Teddy can't do that John wants and that is talk. One starry night, John wishes for Ted to talk and as we know in
Hollywood, there is nothing stronger than a child's wish. The next morning, Ted is alive and the pair promise to remain friends forever.
Fast forward 27 years and the pair are found smoking a bong on their couch talking women. They are still best friends forever or as they call it "Thunder Buddies for life". Ted is now a washed up celeb whilst John is in a dead end job yet is in a relationship with the gorgeous Mila Kunis, who is becoming tired of Ted holding John back. What follows, is a series of comedic events that tests not only John's relationship with his girlfriend but his friendship with Ted too. Will they still stay Thunder Buddies for life?
Ted is a brilliant comedy and you can't fault McFarlane's line of crude yet witty humour. A great cameo from Flash Gordon was the highlight for me, as the sequence of Ted and John partying with old aged Flash Gordon, as absurd as it sounds, had me rolling in the cinema. However some of the jokes which should have been knock outs, were at times becoming a bit repetitive, As they kept trying to find gold from the same holes. Overall, though the film which may fall into a stoner comedy genre, shouldn't put you off because Ted is smarter than your average bear.